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The Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law
September 10, 2020

The Impact of Video Proceedings on Fairness and Access to Justice in Court
By Alicia Bannon and Jann Adelstein


The use of videoconferencing, even without the petitionerís consent, is specifically authorized by statute. According to the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse Immigration Center at Syracuse University, from October through December 2019, one out of every six final hearings deciding an immigrantís case was held by video.21Eagly examined outcomes for detained immigrants in immigration court, comparing those who participated via video to those who participated in person. Eagly used a nationwide sample of nearly 154,000 cases, in which immigration judges reached a decision on the merits during fiscal years 2011 and 2012.


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